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Fiji Airways In Top 10 On-Time Performance For Asia-Pacific

This is a significant achievement for our national airline and it's a testament yet again, that we are punching above our weight.
07 Jan 2020 13:20
Fiji Airways In Top 10 On-Time Performance For Asia-Pacific
Fiji Airways A350-900 XWB, Island of Viti Levu.

Fiji Airways has climbed into the Top 10 On-Time Performance Punctuality (OTP) League of all Asia-Pacific airlines.

This is a significant achievement for our national airline and it’s a testament yet again, that we are punching above our weight.

Fiji Airways ranked eighth in the Asia Pacific category in the OTP League report for 2019. OAG is a British based travel intelligence company with a global reputation for accuracy.

According to the OTP Punctuality League report, the best airline in the world for on-time performance in 2019 is Garuda Indonesia with an average OTP for the year of just over 95 per cent; meaning 19 of every 20 flights operated to within 15 minutes of the schedule.

As the most punctual airline in the world, Garuda Indonesia inevitably takes the top spot among Asia Pacific airlines. Apart from that there are four airlines which are new to the Asia Pacific Top 10, either due to improved coverage or because they have moved up the rankings sufficiently.

They are Skymark Airlines (Japan), AirDo (Japan), Fiji Airways and Thai AirAsia.

Asia Pacific airlines dominate world Top 20 airlines, while only two North American airlines made it into the list.

Etihad replaces Qatar Airways as the only Middle East airline among the Top 20 carriers.

Among European airlines, only five made it into the Top 20 of the Punctuality League in 2019 of which Aeroflot, a new entrant this year, is ranked highest in sixth position.

The league is based on 57.7 million flight records using full-year data from 2019 to create a ranking of the best on-time performance (OTP) for the world’s largest airlines and airports. To qualify for inclusion in the OAG Punctuality League, OAG must have flight status data for at least 80 per cent of all scheduled flights operated by the airline or airport.

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